The Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation (PREDF) has retained RKG Associates, Inc. to update the economic development plan that RKG prepared for the Town of Plymouth in 2000-2001.
The catalyst for the first plan was the Electric Industry Restructuring Act of 1997 (Chapter 164, Acts of 1997), which led to electricity deregulation throughout the state and the potential loss of revenue to the Town due to devaluation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Last year, the present owners, Entergy Corporation, announced that the plant will cease operations in May 2019. Plymouth wants to prepare for the economic and fiscal consequences of decommissioning Pilgrim Station. As a result, RKG has been asked to provide an economic base and market conditions analysis, fiscal impact modeling, and related services, building on the basic principles of the original plan.
Documents, data, and maps produced for this project will be posted on this page. Check back from time to time for updates!
Local News Coverage:
WL News_092417_RKG steps up to the plate with economic master plan for Plymouth
RKG Associates, Inc., for Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation, Interim Report for Joint Selectmen-Foundation Meeting, Sept. 19, 2017: RKG Discussion Document-Interim Report 09-11-2017:
BSC Group, Inc, for RKG Associates, Inc. and Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation, Technical Review of Entergy Land, August 2017: RKG_BSC Entergy Property Site Analysis DRAFT 08-2017
Here is the Introduction and Executive Summary from the 2001 Plan:
RKG 2001 Executive Summary